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In spirit of the holidays (and the amount of leftovers that inevitably come with it!), here is a simple recipe that will help give those kitchen scraps a boost and variety. It is as delicious, as it is easy; and great for all ages! 

Ingredients and Prep:

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 tbs. sodium-free baking powder*  (or equal amount of regular baking powder)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbs. pure maple syrup


  • Preheat oven to 400oF.
  • Lightly oil a 9-inch square baking pan and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour and baking powder. Add the plant milk, applesauce and maple syrup and whisk to combine.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  • Place pan on middle rack in oven and bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool. Cool briefly before cutting into wedges and serving.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.

*Sodium-free baking powder – check local specialty stores or online stores (Hain brand carried by Whole Foods)